Tip #10: Eat 2 pieces of dark chocolate when hungry.
What to do: In small quantities, dark chocolate supplies energy, curbs appetite, and doesn’t make you fat.
What happened: I’ve used this trick for a long time and rather successfully. A couple of pieces of dark chocolate (cocoa percentage 70 and above) reduces hunger, and cravings for something else disappear. I feel full for at least an hour. Sadly, dark chocolate is not always readily available.
Our verdict: #yes
Tip #11: Acupuncture.
What to do: According to acupuncture, one of the main points for reducing appetite is located between the upper lip and the nose. Place your pointer finger a bit above the upper lip, and massage the point with some pressure for a few minutes — this will help
What happened: I heard that acupuncture is a tried and tested ancient technique. However, for me personally, it did nothing whatsoever.
Our verdict: #fail
Tip #12: Food separation.
What to do: Nutritionists recommend separating the food on your plate into halves. One you eat now, the other one later. You also decrease the number of calories from breakfast to dinner. For instance, for breakfast you can eat more unhealthy food. This “extra” energy received in the morning can be used throughout your waking hours.
What happened: This is my favorite tip, and it works really well. By eating a little every hour or two, I didn’t want to snack on junk food. Besides, my stomach was always comfortable, neither empty nor full. I felt good all day.
Our verdict: It works!